InEight vs Mastt

Mastt and InEight stand out as two leading technology solutions in the construction industry, but could not be more different solutions.

This comparison explores:

1. What is InEight?
2. Why Mastt?
3. Mastt Use Cases & Product
4. InEight Use Cases & Product

Explore the Differences

What is InEight?

InEight started in 1989 with an estimating software, following by documents, scheduling and more construction specific features over the years. Today, InEight is owned by Kiewit a Fortune 500 privately held American construction company based in Omaha, Nebraska. Being 100% owned by an extremely large General Contractor, InEight has a heavy focus and influence on providing construction specific solution for complex projects.

For these reasons, InEight has a great platform but very feature heavy, requiring many months of implementation effort and training to get into service on complex construction projects. So if you are a construction company, General Contractor, or involved heavily in the onsite construction of a project (horizontal or vertical projects), InEight can provide great solutions that increase efficiency.

Why Mastt?

In contrast, Mastt was co-founded by Doug Vincent in 2019, a former Project & Program Management consultant, and targets the key requirements of Project Management and Program Management from the client or Project Owner's perspective.

Owner's care less about estimating, documents and site diarys and more abour the full portfolio view. As such, managing and reporting on projects and portfolios across their entire lifecycle informs Mastt's approach, emphasizing a fast and easy to use systems that you can get started on today. So if your role is geared towards reporting to project owners or managing many projects as a program, Mastt is right for you.

Lets compare and contrast the features of each below across a Project lifecycle.

Mastt Use Cases & Product

Program & Portfolio

Provides Program Managers responsible for Project Portfolio Mananagement with best practice tools for automated roll up of Project data. Eliminates double handling and enables real-time visibility, standardisation and control of Reports, Budgets, Risks & more .

Project Portfolio Management

Automatically aggregates project data into for Program/Portfolio reporting, plus all the features you need for Program Controls (e.g. Program Risk, Program Budgeting etc)

Project Owner/Project Manager

Provides Project Managers & Owner's Reps on the Owner/Client's side with a simple, easy to use PMIS to replace spreadsheets and make easy preparing Project Reports, Budgets, Risks, and more.

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Reporting & Dashboards

Provides self serve customizable reports and dashboards making it easy to produce, weekly, monthly, quarterly, board, risk or any type of report for Consultants & Owners. Replaces the need to prepare monthly reports in Microsoft Word

Historical Report Storage

Provides for the storage / archiving of reports and easy retrieval of past reports for comparison and auditing.

Risk, Issues & Opportunities

Facilitates the tracking and management of potential risks, issues, and opportunities for strategic decision-making (i.e. replaces your current risk register in excel and configurable to your 5x5 or 4x4 risk matrix)

Budgeting & Forecasting

Create project budgets & sub-budgets to track performance contracts, variations, payments and perform cash flows. Tag budgets to roll-up budget data across multiple projects.

Contracts & Payments

Makes easy the contract admin and payment processes, providing tools to upload contract schedules/line items and complete variations through to payment certification and letter production.

Phases & Key Milestones

Enables tracking and management of project phases and key milestones to ensure timely delivery (e.g. through Inception, Planning, Design, Construction, ELP)


Provides a centralized document management system for storingkey project documents.

RAG Status & Safety

Tracks Red-Amber-Green health and safety statuses for easy 'traffic light' project reporting and executive decision making

Audit History

Maintains a detailed audit trail for project activities and changes, ensuring accountability and transparency.

Gallery Images

Offers a visual documentation tool for projects through image uploads and galleries.

Project Templates

Enables the use of customizable project templates to streamline the setup and management of new projects.

InEight Use Cases & Product

Construction Company / General Contractor

Provides Construction Project Managers with comprehensive tools for all aspects of managing trades on a jobsite.

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Quality Management & Commissioning

Controls construction quality using routine checklists or comprehensive inspection and test plans (ITPs) to meet quality and commissioning requirements to deliver an efficient project turnover.

Construction Document Control & Mail

Allows capture, review, manage and distribute every type of construction document and controls the process of sending and receiving mail and communications between project participants for drawings and documents.

Design Management

Provides access to, and maintains, all design documentation in one common repository. Assign design resources to design scope to ensure resource capacity is aligned to project requirements and dates.

Field Data, Site Diary / Daily Reports

Provides a full-featured, crew-based timesheet system. Enables the recording and tracking of daily activities that include scope and quantities, safety and quality requirements, documents and drawings, productivity goals and more.

Schedule Planning & Risk

Provides a P6 or MS Project alternative. Assists to create realistic schedule plans that have been adjusted for cost and schedule risks.

Defect List / Punch Lists

Helps in creating and managing lists of tasks or defects that need to be completed before handover / occupancy.

Submittals & RFI

Facilitates the review and approval process of construction documents & RFI when managing many subcontractors and suppliers

Analytics & Reporting

Offers an embedded Power Bi that gives visibility into usage of it's features e.g. submittals, documentation, etc

Building Information Modelling

BIM model to provide as-designed and as-built information via a digital twin and connect it with project documentation

Workforce Planning / Packaging

Define areas of work and work packages by breaking up scopes of work into logical chunks for trades and subcontractors

Health, Safety & Quality

Enhances project safety and quality through standardized checklists, forms, incident reporting, and compliance tracking.

Estimating & Pricing

Provides quantity surveying / estimating capability for preparing cost estimates using customizable templates, standardized resource and assembly databases.

Contractor Financials

Provides tools for a contractor/builder managing billings, subcontract project budgets, contract management, change order management

Procurement Management

Automates and organizes the subcontract bid process, from request for proposal (RFP) issuance to bid evaluation and selection.

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